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Old 04-14-2006, 03:15 PM   #1
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/usr/bin/emacs: No such file or directory...yet it exists


Hey guys, I'm running Slamd64 and I used slapt-get to install Emacs.

I can do this:

bash-3.00# ls /usr/bin/em* -l
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 19 2006-04-14 15:07 /usr/bin/emacs -> emacs-21.4-with-x11
-rwxr-xr-t 1 root bin 4393492 2005-07-30 13:05 /usr/bin/emacs-21.4-with-x11
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root bin 7244 2005-07-30 13:05 /usr/bin/emacsclient

Yet when I type

bash-3.00# emacs
bash: /usr/bin/emacs: No such file or directory

wtf???

Any help would be appreciated!
 
Old 04-14-2006, 04:44 PM   #2
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Try to start emacs with the full path: /usr/bin/emacs
If that works bash will probably know next time where to find emacs. I think you can als do 'hash -r' to force bash making a new hash table.
 
Old 04-14-2006, 09:22 PM   #3
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ahh okay, yeah, I already tried /usr/bin/emacs. But...if the absolute path wouldn't work, would hash -r work either? It seems like it's illogical that it wouldn't be designed to work with an absolute path to the file. I'm home for the weekend now, we'll see when I get back.
 
Old 04-15-2006, 09:15 AM   #4
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Could be your filesystem or drive is getting prepared to crap itself.
 
Old 04-15-2006, 12:01 PM   #5
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Yeah, could be. When I tried Ubuntu AMD64, it couldn't writing to the drives properly and quickly reported filesystem errors (I'm using SATA drives, by the way.)
 
Old 04-16-2006, 07:27 PM   #6
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I'd start backing up, then once you have any important data off the disk then start playing around with e2fsck to see if you cna fix the filesystem errors if that's the root cause.
 
Old 04-16-2006, 08:54 PM   #7
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still a mystery

Well, fsck said that the partition was clean, so I haven't got a clue what's the deal. I tried hash -r, that didn't seem to do anything either.
 
  


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